Keeping the runtime under 160 minutes is important in today’s time to keep the turnaround time between two shows to less than 3 hours. The runtime of KICK at 147 mins (2 hours 27 mins) is just about perfect for a big release.
For a film starring Salman Khan, it is also important to get the length of his films just right. Too short and his audience in mass-centres will walk out disappointed, too long and it might bore the audience while also reducing the number of shows at multiplexes.
So, how does the runtime of Kick compare to that of other big films? Kick comes right between two of the biggest blockbusters in recent times – Chennai Express (141 mins) and Krrish 3 (153 mins). Salman’s last release Jai Ho was 135 mins long.
Below we have a runtime comparison between a few films released in the last couple of years.
- Dabangg 2 – 120 minutes
- Ek Tha Tiger – 132 minutes
- Jai Ho – 135 minutes
- Chennai Express – 141 minutes
- KICK – 147 minutes
- Krrish 3 – 153 minutes
- Ra One – 156 minutes
- Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 159 minutes
- Dhoom 3 – 172 minutes
- Agneepath – 174 minutes
- Holiday: A Solider Is Never Off Duty – 170 minutes
- Jab Tak Hai Jaan – 176 minutes
- Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – 189 minutes